Scott Harrison arrested over alleged theft

Shamed Harrison arrested over suspected supermarket theft…days before ring return

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13:17 GMT, 22 March 2012

Former world champion Scott Harrison has been arrested in connection with an alleged theft at a supermarket in Glasgow.

The 34-year-old and another man were taken in by police after allegedly stealing food from a Tesco store in Dalmarncok Road, Rutherglen in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

A witness told the Daily Record: 'Two men were shouting and swearing, even at each other, and although the store was in no way busy at 2.30 in the morning, other customers were keeping their heads down.

Back in the day: Scott Harrison was a featherweight world champion

Back in the day: Scott Harrison was a featherweight world champion

‘They were opening food packets and helping themselves while shouting at staff and other customers.’

Harrison has not fought since 2005 but was due to make his comeback in Blackpool next week after claiming earlier this month to have beaten the booze.

He became WBO featherweight champion in 2002, lost to Manuel Medina the following July but regained the title in November 2003.

Out the game: Harrison had planned a comeback fight in Blackpool

Out the game: Harrison had planned a comeback fight in Blackpool

The Scot has had problems with depression and alcohol and was stripped of his title and licence to box in 2006 after failing to make the weight for a fight with Nicky Cook.

A police spokeswoman said: ‘At around 2.20am a 34-year-old man was arrested in connection with an alleged theft and public order offences at Dalmarnock Road, Rutherglen. Another 34-year-old man was arrested for alleged road traffic offences and detained.’

Harrison was released after a few hours in custody.